Filmmaker Eric Red (screenwriter on THE HITCHER, NEAR DARK, BLUE STEEL and director on BAD MOON & BODY PARTS) took part in a panel this weekend for FANGORIA’S Secaucus, NJ convention where he previewed his latest effort 100 FEET. On stage, he re-confirmed what he told us earlier this month in our FRIGHT exclusive interview that he’s returning to the vampire genre with his upcoming project NIGHTLIFE. The last time Red tackled the subject of "vampires in the real world" we got the fantastic NEAR DARK directed by Kathryn Bigelow.
He told the Fango audience that the script for NIGHTLIFE is complete and they’re in the very early stages pre-production. As to the films plot, he told us in our interview that, "It’s a contemporary vampire story set in San Francisco. (Where Red plans on shooting the film.) It’s very graphic in terms of violence and sexuality. It’s about a girl who comes to San Francisco looking for her missing sister. She received a letter from her and she’s come to find her and she meets this guy who’s very handsome and charismatic and successful who was friends with her sister, and he wants to help her find her. This guy, of course is a vampire and her sister got away from him. But he turned the sister into a vampire, and she’s now trying to find a way (since he never told her how to kill vampires), to learn how to kill vampires so she can kill him. So you have one sister going together with this guy to try to find her missing sister. And then the other sister learning how to kill vampires so she can get this guy and they’re all headed on a collision course."
He screened 2 scenes at the panel from 100 FEET and told audiences that they are very close to finalizing a distribution deal and he hopes the film will go theatrical later this year.